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, 30-year-old alexis wright, was actually a front for a prostitution ring used by more than 150 men, some of them prominent members of this tight knit community. >> i thought she was a little, i don't know, not risque, but a little flirtatious at times with a couple of the male participants of the class, but, i mean, it's zumba. you are many there to have fun. >> reporter: it unralphed this fall when police raided the dance studio and a nearby office. confiscating detailed records, hours of videotape, and what's now known as the list, names of alleged clients police are making public. today the man accused of bank rolling the studio, charged with 59 counts of promoting prostitution and invasion of privacy, is telling his side of the story for the first time days before his upcoming trial. >> we had a friendship. we talked often. i may see her once a month. >> reporter: married for more than 30 years and a father of two, local insurance agent mark strong sr. admits he co-signed the lease and gave wright a loan for her zumba studio, and he says they had a sexual relationship. >> never
in this small town in maine. he bankrolled the studio so alexis wright could teach workout classes. >> we had a friendship. we talked often. i may see her once a month. >> reporter: the scandal unraveled this past fall, when kennebunk police raided the office, confiscating detailed records, hours of videotape, and what's now known as the list. more than 100 names of clients who allegedly paid wright for sex. police are making those names public. >> i thought she was a little -- not risque. but flirtatious at times. >> reporter: a father of two, strong also admits, he had a sexual relationship with wright. >> never became romantic. >> reporter: it was just physical? >> it was strictly physical. >> i have no comment. >> reporter: wright has been charged with more than 100 counts of prostitution, violation of privacy, and tax evasion. the indictment also alleges that wright secretly recorded over 100 hours of video with her clients, something strong denies knowing about. he denies any wrongdoing. but he says, he will spend the rest of his life apologizing to his wife. >> i'm sorry for any dishon
of privacy and conspiracy. both he and alexis wright have pleaded not guilty. >> reporter: did you pay for sex with alexis wright? >> no. >> reporter: did you help her promote prostitution. >> i certainly did not. >> reporter: did you invade privacy of the 150 or so johns on the list? >> no, i did not. >> reporter: here in his lawyer's office, the piles of evidence, the infamous dvds threatened strong with years behind bars. >> i have been harassed. i have received threatening phone calls threatening my life. >> reporter: investigators say strong worked with the 30-year-old alexis wright to sell sex, running license plates of clients and receiving hours of video of her encounters. >> reporter: so you don't have any knowledge of any of the detailed ledgers and records? >> that's not what he's saying. he's saying he's not going to talk about it. >> reporter: despite the potential jail time, strong isn't resentful. >> reporter: you're not angry at alexis? >> no. >> reporter: angry at your self? >> i could let myself be angry but i have to move on. >> reporter: the 57-year-old said he didn
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